NEW BRUNSWICK - Dr. Dale G. Caldwell, who is the vice president of the New Brunswick Board of Education and president of the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), now has his photo on the "Wall of Fame" at the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) in Trenton.

The NJSBA held a ceremony on May 22 for all the "School Board Members of the Year," giving each inductee a rose.  Caldwell received the statewide honor in 2009.

"It was a great ceremony," Caldwell said. "I was honored by the recognition."

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Caldwell has served on the New Brunswick Board of Education for nearly 21 years. He served as president from 2006-08 and was re-elected to the top post in May 2017 for a district enrolling more than 10,200 students from preschool through grade 12.

In addition, Caldwell has served on the board of the ESCNJ since 1999 and is the first person to be elected Board President for 14 years in a row. The ESCNJ is the largest special needs school district in the state.  In addition to providing high quality educational services to students who are multiply disabled, on the Autism spectrum and emotionally challenged, the ESCNJ provides bus transportation and cooperative buying to more than 1,000 school districts and municipalities.